Learn about our iPad app
Forgot your password?
transforming branch manager
survey potential members
» Human Resources
Profile: Kimberly Woollard, Grow Financial FCU
July 15, 2011
A commitment to diversity can give CUs a competitive edge, HR executive says.
Benefits: Consider the ‘Human’ in Human Capital
July 14, 2011
Human capital management acknowledges that employees aren’t all the same.
Health-Care Reform Landscape Taking Shape
July 01, 2011
‘Play or pay’ penalties will likely have the most influence on whether or not CUs offer health-care benefits to employees.
Reduce Retaliation Risk
June 27, 2011
As employee claims increase, so do management responsibilities.
Pink: Embrace Three Principles of Motivation
June 21, 2011
Give employees more autonomy and let them come up with their own creative solutions.
Educate Staff on SCRA Provisions
June 02, 2011
Develop detailed procedures to assist staff in handling questions about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
My Top 5 Takeaways from the CUNA HR/TD Conference
May 18, 2011
Make sure your conference takeaways are brought back to the office—and not left in the trunk of your car.
Overworked & Understaffed
April 01, 2011
Welcome to the post-recession workplace.
Nursing Mother Rule Is a Smart Retention Tool
April 01, 2011
All employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act must provide lactation breaks.
Manage the Changing Employee Benefits Landscape
March 14, 2011
From a compliance perspective, 2010 brought some of the most sweeping changes for health and welfare plans we’ve seen in decades.
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Leadership Q&A: Brandon Michaels
Set Up New Hires for Success: Seven Steps
Guide Members to Financial Health
Transforming the Branch Manager
Make Your Advertising Count
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
Tweets by @cumagazine
Say: Should CUs Impose Age Limits for Directors?
. Design, CMS, Hosting & Web Development ::